NPR – A spike in liver disease deaths among young adults fueled by alcohol

According to a study published Wednesday in BMJ by Tapper and a colleague, fatal liver disease has risen, and young people have been hit the hardest.

Reuters – U.N. says global fight against AIDS is at ‘precarious point’

Complacency is starting to stall the fight against the global AIDS epidemic, with the pace of progress not matching what is needed, the United Nations warned on Wednesday.

CNN – Simple radio message saved thousands of children, studies say

A mass radio campaign in Burkina Faso encouraging parents to seek prompt treatment for sick children has saved thousands of lives, according to a new study.

MSN — Law banning sugary drinks from kids’ menus takes effect in Baltimore

Baltimore has become the first major American city to ban sodas and other sugary drinks from children’s menus at restaurants. Under new rules now in effect, kids’ menus can only offer water, milk or 100-percent fruit juice, including flavored water without sweetener.

Kaiser Health News — Children with disabilities endure long waits for life-changing medical equipment

Many California children with serious health care needs often wait months, or even years, before they receive essential medical equipment like custom wheelchairs, shower chairs and hospital beds, according to a recent report.